IT costs were always a worry, but only an occasional one. Cloud computing has changed that. One of the essential characteristics of cloud computing is “measured service.” Resource usage is measured by the byte transmitted, the byte stored, and the millisecond of processing time. Charges are broken down by the hour, and billed by the month. This can change the way people take decisions.
The Open Group 2012 Cloud ROI Survey is now live and will gather information about the evolving business requirements for Cloud Computing and examine the measurable business drivers and ROI to be gained. To take the survey, please go to http://svy.mk/CloudROI2012
The ability to transform business is the most exciting feature of the Cloud phenomenon, but users currently see it “through a glass darkly,” and perhaps with a measure of faith and hope. More needs to be done to develop understanding of the business impact of Cloud Computing, and we should focus on this, as well as on the technical possibilities.